“President Trump is a walking, talking, tweeting conflict of interest and it is wrong for him to line his own pockets with the abuse of taxpayer dollars. This reform will make sure taxpayers are not funding profits for Trump’s business interests – period,” Senator Baldwin said.
“Since President Trump took office, the American people have witnessed an unprecedented arrangement that has funneled taxpayer dollars into the President’s pockets. As elected officials, we must hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards and ensure that we are using taxpayer dollars responsibly,” said Senator Peters. “This commonsense bill will ensure that taxpayer dollars are being spent to benefit hardworking middle class families in Michigan and across the country – not the President’s bottom line.”
The HOTEL Act makes it clear that taxpayer funds may not be spent at any lodging properties owned by the President, Vice President or the head of an executive branch agency, including for lodging or dining services and room rentals. The legislation exempts spending that falls under the protective missions of the United States Secret Service and other agencies, but provides heightened oversight and transparency of these expenses by requiring any such spending to be reported to ethics officials and Congress.
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Source: Urban Milwaukee